This weekend on State of Belief, join host Welton Gaddy as he explores some personal perspectives on the tragedy in Mumbai, India.   A Muslim peace activist offers insight into relations between Pakistan and India and a Chabad – Lubavitch rabbi remembers the two members of his faith who perished in the terrorist attacks.  Plus, a look at Arab and Muslim influences on American culture.

Host Welton Gaddy speaks with Dr. Nazir Khaja about the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India and its impact on relations between Pakistan and India.  Dr. Nazir Khaja is a distinguished medical doctor and an internationally known American Muslim leader and peace activist and advocate. Dr. Khaja is Chairman of the Board of Islamic Information Services (IIS) in California.

And Rabbi Simcha Weinstein joins Welton for a conversation about the Chabad – Lubavitch movement and the young Chabad rabbi and his wife who died in the terrorist attack on a Chabad house in Mumbia.   Simcha Weinstein is a rabbi at the Congregation B’nai Avraham, located in Brooklyn Heights. 

Don’t miss Welton’s own thoughts on the stampede of shoppers at Walmart in Long Island that left one store employee dead.  

Plus, what do coffee, ice cream, the poet Rumi and the Alamo have in common? Find out when author Jonathan Curiel joins Welton to discuss his new book, Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots.

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Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.

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